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Holistic Photography: Sahara Desert

Categories and rules limit and obscure the occurence and impact of the happy accident. Consider Orwell’s ideas about words dictating the capactity for thought, the serendipitous birth of many scientific breakthroughs, and the flexible approach necessary for business success. Mass media requires simplification to cater for every person at the expense of the exceptional.

Holistic Photography is consciously not limited by a requirement to be egalitarian. This loose syllabus is a scaffolding; it will accelerate and deepen your learning, but you will always be building your own structure in your own personal style.

Here are the four main areas, the Quartet, to consider for excellent photography:

1 – IDEA

Why take a photograph? Do you want to PRESERVE something, or to EXPRESS your ideas or emotions

 

2 – LIGHT

How to SEE the light,  CONTROL it, and CAPTURE it creatively

 

3 – COMPOSITION

Understanding visual aesthetics and the COMMAND of symbols to give SIGNIFICANCE

 

4 – TIMING

Identifying the decisive MOMENT and its DURATION

The Ins and Outs:

INs

Camera and lens choice informed by personal photographic style and use of photographic accessories

OUTs

Post-processing, Fine-Art printing, exhibition and on-screen optimisation